Trusting God in the Meanwhile

When our children were 5, 7 and 8, they began weekly lessons on our keyboard "piano". A sweet friend agreed to come to our home and give each child a 20 minute lesson. Making sure each child practiced 20 minutes several days a week was my role. They loved Miss Amy. Practice was a different…

Are you interested?

Over the years our children's interests have been all over the map.  Some I've liked and some I haven't.  For example, in 6th grade, one of our sons wanted to experiment with using hair gel.  I didn't want him to use it, but then I remembered some of the crazy fashions my parents endured... Thank…

Making Plans

"What's for supper?"  My family knows I don't like to be asked this question (unless they see something cooking on the stove or smell it coming from the oven).  The reason? Because very often I haven't planned it yet!There are plenty of things I do like to plan.  More than a few times, my kids…

Pause

Our daughter Cecilia graduates in less than a week from high school. She is our youngest child. This afternoon our church hosted a Baccalaureate service for the senior class. It's a simple service with a few prayers and a brief message. It’s like a pause before graduation to publicly and collectively thank God for His…

Rainy Days

Today it has rained all day long. On days like today, I think of moms with preschoolers, especially moms with little boys who really need to expend their energy. Terrell and I had our three children quickly - three children in three years. The oldest two are boys, fifteen months apart, and they always had…